What to visit around Florence and Cantagallo Farmhouse

guests of the Cantagallo Farmhouse can choose from the farm’s many organized activities

The Cantagallo Estate, which houses Cantagallo Farmhouse, is located in Capraia e Limite in the heart of Montalbano, a hilly area that stretches from the Apennines to the sea for a total of 16,000  hectares. Montalbano, which lies between the provinces of Florence, Pistoia and Prato, is rightfully among the nature areas protected by the Region of Tuscany, thanks to its rolling hills dominated by vineyards and olive groves.

Guests of the Cantagallo Farmhouse can choose from the many activities organized at the farmhouse or in the immediate vicinity and also can visit the surrounding area.

The village of Capraia is perched in a scenic position on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Arno River. Its commanding position, narrow streets and castle have enshrined its fortunes over the centuries. A visit is recommended for lovers of medieval atmosphere and architecture.

Montelupo Fiorentino and Montalbano are rich in craft traditions born in the Middle Ages and still handed down today by master artisans: the working of ceramics and terracotta is evidenced by the Montelupo Fiorentino Museum of Archaeology and Ceramics.

Vinci is world famous for being the birthplace of Leonardo Da Vinci. Admirers of the great Tuscan genius can visit the birthplace in Anchiano and the Leonardo Museum in Vinci.

Carmignano, in addition to being the home of the renowned Barco Reale wine, is an ideal destination for archaeology enthusiasts in search of ancient (and visitable) Etruscan burial grounds. Since ancient times, Carmignano was frequented and loved by the Medici family, which built numerous Medici villas there.

Montalbano’s central location also makes it possible to reach Florence (25 km away), Pisa (50 km away), Siena (50 km away), Lucca (60 km away) and Livorno (70 km away).